Betsy Bird, a librarian and children’s books author, has unveiled the cover for an anthology entitled Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. EVER. She served as the editor on this middle grade book. It features stories by 25 female authors and illustrators.
Charise Mericle Harper created the cover design. We’ve embedded the full image for the jacket art above—what do you think? Viking Books for Young Readers has scheduled the publication date for May 9, 2017.
Here’s more from School Library Journal: “For all that I could find some pretty fantastic and hilarious books out there for kids, where were the funny story collections written by women? Turns out, there weren’t any. Until now…A portion of the proceeds of this book go to Write Girl, a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that matches girls with women writers who mentor them in creative writing.”